After more than a decade spent absent from the public eye, Monica Lewinsky is back in the headlines. According to an advance excerpt from the piece due out on May 13th, Lewinsky is making a foray back into public life, seeking to “give purpose” to her tabloid-filled past. While she cites other public sex scandals as a reason for speaking out again, there is more to consider.
Now 40 years old, Lewinsky says she “Deeply regrets” her affair with then-President Bill Clinton that began in 1995. Although she’s tried many times and in different ways to overcome the stigma of the now infamous affair, the media and American people remain infatuated with the story.